Agenda and draft minutes

Central Area Planning Committee - Wednesday 9th September 2020 1.00 pm

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Chairman's notices


The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and took Members through some general housekeeping issues together with the etiquette for the meeting.  He then asked Officers present to introduce themselves.


This was followed by a roll call of all Members present.


Apologies for Absence


There were none.


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 15 July 2020, (copy enclosed).


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 15 July 2020 be approved and confirmed.



Disclosure of Interest

To disclose the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, other Pecuniary Interests or Non-Pecuniary Interests relating to items of business on the agenda having regard to paragraphs 6-8 inclusive of the Code of Conduct for Members.


(Members are reminded that they are also required to disclose any such interests as soon as they become aware should the need arise throughout the meeting).



Councillor C Morris declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 5 19/01164/FUL Mill Beach Public House, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge as his family owns a holiday caravan on one of the holiday parks, he often uses that part of the sea wall and had been in conversation with a few people regarding the application.


Councillor M R Edwards declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 5 19/01164/FUL Mill Beach Public House, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge as a member of Heybridge Parish Council.


19/01164/FUL - Mill Beach Public House, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, Essex pdf icon PDF 675 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Service Delivery (copy enclosed, Members’ Update to be circulated)*.

Additional documents:


Application Number



Mill Beach Public House, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, Essex, CM9 4RA


Demolition of existing and erection of a replacement public house (class A4), with a first-floor apartment, and change of use of land for the siting of 12 holiday lodge caravans.


Bedlars (Goldhanger) LLP


Miss Michaela Kekeri - Avison Young

Target Decision Date

11.09.2020 (EOT until this date)

Case Officer

Julia Sargeant



Reason for Referral to the Committee / Council

Member Call In

Not Delegated to Officers


It was noted from the Members’ Update that a further letter of support, comment and objection had been received.


Following the Officer presentation Members were advised that one public participation submission had been received from the Applicant and in accordance with the public participation scheme this was duly read out.


The Chairman moved the Officers’ recommendation that planning application 19/01164/FUL  - Mill Beach Public House, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge be approved and this was duly seconded by Councillor C Morris.


Members discussed the proposal and the general consensus was one of support.  In response to requests for additional conditions, Members were advised that:

·                 an Historical Assessment had been carried out and the Council was satisfied that the loss of the historic aspect would not stand up as a reason for refusal.

·                 proposed condition 23 covered the whole of the site covering a number of matters including permeability of the parking area.


In response to concern raised, the Senior Planning Officer – Major Applications advised there was a proposed condition relating to bat and bird boxes and she suggested that the inclusion of native species and some wildlife friendly planting could be incorporated into a condition if Members were mindful to approve the application.  This was duly agreed.


The Chairman then put the duly seconded Officer’s recommendation of approval with the amendments to conditions regarding native species and wildlife friendly planting to the Committee.  Upon a vote being taken this was approved.


RESOLVED that the application be APPROVED subject to the following conditions, as amended:

1          The development hereby permitted shall begin no later than three years from the date of this decision.

2          The development shall be carried out and retained in accordance with the following approved plans and documents: TP(01)01 REV B, TP(01)02 REV B, TP(01)03 REV D, TP(01)04 REV B, TP(01)05 REV B, AY.02B903081.01 REV D, TP(10)01 REV B, TP(10)02 REV B, TP(10)03 REV B, TP(10)20 REV F, TP(10)21 REV F, TP(10)22 REV E, TP(11)01 REV B, TP(11)02 REV B, TP(11)20 REV F, TP(11)21 REV F, TP(12)20 REV D, TP(12)21 REV A, MBTRP-OCT 19.

3          Prior to their use in the development hereby approved, full details of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the public house, including windows and doors, shall have been submitted to and approved in writing by the local planning authority.  The development shall be carried out in accordance with the approved details.

4          No holiday lodges shall be used as a  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1187.